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ORANGES AND SUNSHINE tells the story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson, two-time Academy Award® nominee for Breaking the Waves and Hilary and Jackie), a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead and been sent to children’s homes on the other side of the world. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine; they got hard labor and life in institutions.
Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.
I think this movie did a great job of portraying the horrible effects children and their parents (especially the Mums) experienced as they were separated from one another by the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
A shocking story but the progress was very slow going and the acting wasn't as good as it could have been.Published 8 days ago by Linda S
It is very sad but I wanted to know the story. It should never have happened.Published 9 days ago by Linda Compton
wasn't for me.. alot of back and forth between adult and childhood. I usually enjoy true stories but this was very hard to follow.Published 9 days ago by Kindle Customer
Very interesting and insightful! It's interesting how hush-hush this "issue" was kept throughout the decades. Unbelievable.Published 16 days ago by Jodi Zendt
This film documents the forced deportation of over 100,000 children from the UK to Australia. It is truly a heartbreaking story of government officials that seemed to have... Read morePublished 20 days ago by electrobob
This film is very good and tells the story of how England shipped off thousands of children in foster care to Canada, Australia and Africa because it was cheaper to care for them... Read morePublished 25 days ago by DesDaz